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I've been wondering about the real purpose of platforms like Glassdoor and Blind. It often feels like they're just outlets for us to vent our frustrations, especially in startups where feedback doesn't always lead to improvement and learning. And then there's the push for employees to leave overly positive, sometimes even fake, feedback on Glassdoor. What's the deal with that? Are these platforms actually making a difference, or are they just for show?
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Why does HR seem more focused on shielding executives rather than tackling bias and handling complaints? It's concerning to see capable employees dismissed on an executive's whim, often due to personal biases. Also, the practice of hiring mainly from one company creates an exclusive circle, potentially affecting overall performance. HR needs to scrutinize and address these issues more effectively.
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Recently I got an offer letter from Apple Inc. Team by TEKsystems/Allegis Group Japan as a Software QA Engineer. And this job is a 3-month rolling contract. And is there any risk that the contract will not be renewed after 3 months? I talked with some other guys on this same project and they worked there as a contract based more than 1 year. My recruiter also told me it will renew. Now I want to know about more this project. Please help me..... Thank you in Advance.
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- "Some great people to work with in all departments." (in 24 reviews)
- "The culture is great." (in 18 reviews)
- "We are mostly egoless programmers at Egress which means we are able to learn from our peers and develop as a unit, a must for any good team!" (in 12 reviews)
- "Great benefits including 'flexi" (in 10 reviews)
- "Colleagues were friendly and welcoming." (in 9 reviews)
- "For a London based company, many staff find they can move onto better salaries within 3 months." (in 5 reviews)
- "The pay is also awful and they will routinely say that they make up for this in other aspects even though they do not offer anything that another company will not on top of a decent salary." (in 4 reviews)
- "Management Is a complete clique" (in 4 reviews)
- "Lack of training" (in 3 reviews)
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- 4.027 Oct 2022Customer Success Manager (CSM)Current Employee, more than 1 year
1) Amazing leadership from direct manager, VP and CCO 2) Colleagues that turn into lifetime friends 3) Flexibility 4) Great on-boarding process created by my manager 5) Clear set goals for development 6) Recognition when you or the team do an amazing job, which is great for the moral 7) Good opportunities to get out of your comfort zone to develop yourself 8) Most recently, investments into learning and development 9) Empathetic and understanding leadership especially when it comes to family 10) Great working collaboratively with other teams
1) More cultural diversity needed in sales teams 2) Recent redundancies have caused people to feel on edge and unstable causing a drop in moral
- 5.021 May 2020Account ExecutiveCurrent EmployeeLondon, England
Everyone is really easy to approach and the team are always willing to help, including the C-Suite - which is pretty rare based on my previous experiences. There is loads of support for personal development as well as a great company culture!
Nothing obvious springs to mind. The company is full of ambitious people so you're expected to work hard but you're rewarded well!1
- 5.021 Oct 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
- Super friendly and smart people from top to bottom - Flat structure with easy access to the most senior stakeholders - Great benefits and comfortable work environment - No micromanaging here, just empower people to do their job and support when required - Great progression opportunities for talented people and consistent recognition. - Very down to earth founders and approachable leadership.
- No major Cons come to mind. In certain areas of the business employees are expected to prove their worth before being able to demand higher end salaries.2
- 1.01 Nov 2022Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsSheffield, England
Sheffield Uni new graduates are a great bunch to go to a pub after work. The corporate events are tons of fun and free booze.
The company engages in predatory practices hiring out of Sheffield Uni and running people down until they burn out. The salaries are way below average and the pay raises are in the 2-3% range every year. Past 6 months the new leadership which came from Mimecast got over 40 people sacked in all areas of engineering. The remaining people are expected to deliver what the previous team could not. The company product has little future as it is competing with Microsoft offerings. Everyday drama, favoritism, yelling and toxicity are encouraged by leadership and are a norm. Only work here if you are starving and have no shelter.10
- 4.011 May 2022Senior Software DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSheffield, England
Lots of opportunities for progression as the company is growing fast.
A lot of managers and not enough people to do the development.
- 5.022 Apr 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
I joined Egress in 2015 and it's clear the company is really going places. The people are really superb and I get along with everyone. The technologies in use are an interesting mix and although some parts of my job in Support can be a bit mundane (password resets and simple non-tech queries) I have learned a great deal here already and see a good future ahead. The company is growing fast and new jobs crop up all the time. I'm hoping to move into the dev team at some point. My manager is a good listener and is really good at helping me to learn things. The social side of life at Egress is great. We had a company kick off at celtic manor all paid for and every month there is an outing or activity, again all paid for. The company focuses a lot on culture and it is so much better than other places I have worked. No one has a office, not even the senior people.
Resources are tight in my team and sometimes there hardly seems any time to do anything other than answer customer calls. The offices are tired and are beginning to get very hot even though it is only April, but it looks like a move is happening soon so that should improve things. Can we all be on one floor please? More fruit would be nice as it runs out quickly.1
- 4.013 Sept 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
It smaller size makes it quite an agile company, it can respond quickly to suit the market conditions It is a social company lots of events/activities to motivate/entertain staff The company has a strong record for employing grads/apprentices and generally people who are taking on their first real job. The company has made big strides in hiring more experienced staff in recent years and this has had a very positive impact You can get a lot of real word experience in this company, lot of exposure to different customers and parts of the business, your job is not scoped to specific set of duties(this could be a good or bad thing). This maybe is something that you probably wouldn't get as a newbie in other established firms. Loads of great people in the company so you can have a good laugh and make good friends The company does offer benefits above statuary minimum which are well suited to the workforce, there is always room for improvement but could be a lot worse. There is staff who have been with the company since the start, so if you are looking for a steady job and fit with the culture then this is something they can give you. If you have a hardworking ethos then you do learn and lot and even after you leave your are able to use those skills. As with anything in life, you get out what you put in, unfortunately the company has hired bad apples in the past with the 'silver spoon' mentality.
Although it is not the smallest company, it still definitely does has a small company culture. This is linked to the directors who are very involved in the company, they still have strong hold over they day to day activities of staff, which can lead to micro-management. This is celebrated however it does have drawbacks which you only appreciate after you leave the company. While it is a tech company, its core product is not particularly 'cutting edge' despite the marketing. There are a lot of practices within the development cycle which are highly questionable. This can mean that as a person starting your career you pick up a lot of bad habits and you may not learn or leave with the skills that make you particularly attractive for other roles elsewhere. Wages are not particularly competitive for london staff however they do give people a chance which maybe is the compromise. The other northern sites the salary gives staff better quality of life. Formal industry standard training could be good for younger employees even if the focus is on sales, sales training would be good for them.
- 5.028 Aug 2019Finance AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- The people are all fantastic and make everyone feel welcome - The culture is brilliant, perfect for any graduates who want an easy transition into a work environment
- As a placement student or a graduate I can't see any cons for someone just starting off in the industry2
- 4.013 May 2020QA EngineerCurrent EmployeeSheffield, England
1. Most people are good at what they do and are a friendly bunch 2. Company is growing quickly 3. Decent pay
There can sometimes be a bit of pressure to deliver things quickly, but you get that pretty much everywhere.
- 3.018 Jan 2019Customer ServiceFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- The company provides free breakfast, coffee, and other treats - The company pays for socials once every month - The people are friendly and it`s very easy to make friends - Right next to Old Steet station with quick and easy transport links - All technology and computers are modern - Easy to network and progress as long as your willing to put in the time
(Most of these cons are department specific and doesn't reflect the company as a whole) - Lack of training - Employes talking behind other employees backs and not addressing the issue face to face - Lack of 1 to 1s and meetings regarding employees wellbeing and progression - Pay is not competitive compared to what you can get in the area - Expected to stay late sometimes with no compensation (Overtime) - Every day feels the same, solving the same issues with no variety - If something goes wrong no one wants to take responsibility and people will shift the blame3